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Windows 7: Install Linux in a Windows 7 virtual machine...

18 Jun 2010   #31
slurp812

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill Bos View Post
Slurp812:

This is interesting. You arent supposed to be able to install VMware Server on Windows 7. See this thread on the VMware Forum:

VMware Communities: VMware Server 2 on Windows 7 Host ...

See the posts by Astorin and Pablo in this thread

If you have found a proceedure that works for installing VMware Server on Windows 7, you should document it and post the procedure to make it available to everyone.

Vertual PC and Virtual Box do the same thing as VMware Server. There is no problem installing them. Still the installation of VMware Server would be interesting.

Bill Bos

I did have some issues. I had had to install it twice as administrator. Install, (reboot) remove, (reboot) then re-install. I wish I could remember more. sorry . I also have to use IE8 to be able to launch a console window.


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20 Jun 2010   #32
pweegar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Actually, I like vmware 3.2 a lot better than virtualbox. And virtual pc sucks more than anything. I've had no problems installing a number of OS's in vmware player. (From DOS 6.22 to Ubuntu). It's fast and everything, to this point seems to work well.
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20 Jun 2010   #33
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Isn't the latest vmware player at 3.1?
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21 Jun 2010   #34
pweegar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Isn't the latest vmware player at 3.1?

OOPS! My mistake. Yes, current version is 3.1. I still thin it's better than ms virtual pc or virtualbox. Everything just seems to work well.
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25 Jun 2010   #35
Rick Green

Windows XP, Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04, PCLinuxOS, Oracle VM
 
 

Ubuntu can install on your box and run "as a program". No need to re-part or install a bootloader.
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25 Jun 2010   #36
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rick Green View Post
Ubuntu can install on your box and run "as a program". No need to re-part or install a bootloader.
True, or it will run reasonably well as a portable OS on most systems if you create a bootable flash drive from the live CD image.
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04 Aug 2010   #37
Pusspa

 
 

VirtualBox for the win... even if just for the graphics aceleration... from a long time linux geek!
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04 Aug 2010   #38
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rick Green View Post
Ubuntu can install on your box and run "as a program". No need to re-part or install a bootloader.
True, or it will run reasonably well as a portable OS on most systems if you create a bootable flash drive from the live CD image.
I have done this with Fedora. Problem was that every time I rebooted it, I had to start from scratch because none of my settings and my work were kept on the flash drive. So it was nice for experimenting but not really useful for any decent work.
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05 Aug 2010   #39
pweegar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

VMware player runs linux well also. Lately, I've found vmware to be, probably, the best virtual platform.

Musiclover7:
Sounds like you need an iso for whatever OS your trying to install. I usually use a virtual cd/dvd to mount my iso from. Makes installing a bit faster, at least it seems so.
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